About the Bar

Legal Ethics

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics was established to issue advisory opinions interpreting and applying the Rules of Professional Conduct. The nine committee members are appointed by the president of the Virginia State Bar and may serve two consecutive three-year terms. This committee meets regularly to review and consider formal requests for advisory opinions by members of the bar seeking guidance on legal ethics matters. The committee also serves as a clearing house for receiving comments on or proposals for amendments of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The committee may study a proposal to amend the Rules of Professional Conduct and make recommendations to the Executive Committee and Council regarding such a proposal. The committee’s work may include other specific assignments or requests in its area of general responsibility from the bar’s officers, the Executive Committee or Council.

2015-16 Committee

Michael Wayne Robinson, Esq.
Venable LLP
Suite 300
8010 Towers Crescent Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 2016 / 2
Eric Michael Page, Esq.
Vice Chair
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
SunTrust Center
919 E Main St Ste 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
 2016 / 1
Dawn Elizabeth Boyce, Esq.
Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.
3920 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
 2016 / 1
Linda Lee Bryant, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
900 E Main St 5th FL
Richmond, VA 23219
   2017 / 1
Randy Virlin Cargill, Esq.
2618 Wycliffe Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24014
 2018 / 1
Denise Alethea Jackson, Esq.
Suite 100
707 Gittings Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
 2018 / 1
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 2017 / 1
Shannon Leigh Taylor, Esq.
Commonwealth's Attorney Office for Henrico County
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
 2017 / 1
Nathan J. Dougles Veldhuis, Esq.
Rohrstaff Law Firm, P.C.
Suite 330
515 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 2018 / 1
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
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Updated: Aug 31, 2015